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drank Irish Breakfast by Adagio Teas
260 tasting notes

I got some of this from ever-awesome Lena in a swap and I decided to start my morning off with it. However, I’m going to have to leave a rating off of it because my morning also involved reading for a class and, unfortunately, I wasn’t able to pay very much attention to the tea.

I’m going to try it at a shorter steep time next go round because this was a little bitter for me. It had a slight smokiness to it and an even slighter sweetness at the finish. In some aspects, it nearly reminded me of coffee, but the flavor wasn’t as full and it didn’t have that roasted quality that I usually get from coffee. I also didn’t get any maltiness from it, which I was expecting to at least get a hint of.

But anyway, this could all be for nought because I really wasn’t doing a good job of paying attention and, let’s be real, if acoustical wave forms are actually able to hold my attention in the morning I need to let that ride.

What I can say with certainty is that the caffeine didn’t take very long to kick in and I was feeling antsy before long, which began to disrupt my reading kick a bit so I didn’t finish the cup. Caffeine jitters and being snowed in do not mix very well – especially when you’ve been cooped up in the house for almost a week.

No, wait, it’s actually been a full week now. I have literally been stuck in the house for an entire week. Our street still hasn’t been plowed. The tea I was supposed to get in two days ago has been delayed yet again because of “adverse weather conditions” [this being the order that includes my greatly anticipated Caramelized Pear]. Steepsterites, I am going to lose my mind if these roads do not become drivable very soon.

So thanks for the tea, Lena! Sorry this entry bites pretty hard. I’ll try to get some better thoughts down next time. In the interim, have some snow pictures.
http://bit.ly/aHprnD

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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec
S

Sorry about the weather! For some reason, Cambridge hasn’t been hit at all, except for a little rain yesterday.

sophistre

Oooh, hooray for photos with punchy colors! The palettes in your shots are always such eye candy. Hope you get a chance to wander out of the cave soon though!

takgoti

@TeaEqualsBliss Doing my best!

@Shanti Yeah, it’s pretty, but a bit of a bummer as the plows are too tied up to do a lot of the residential areas. Too much snow – no place to put it! Government’s been shut down a few days…craziness.

@sophistre Thanks so much! I like color, so I usually end up overcompensating a tad in post-processing. Hee. I hope I get to escape, too, for the sake of my dwindling mental health!

Jillian

Oh noes, it snows! Just break out some boots and a thick coat and go out for a walk, girl! ;P

Dan

I know what your going through. Here in Maine we have had many storms like you have experienced over the past week. Stay in and drink more tea. We didn’t get any snow at all from the storms and we are equipped to deal with it. Go figure.

Heyes

(I was calling us “Steepers”)
Now you begin to learn why New Englanders are crazy, grouchy, and hospitably in the strangest of ways. We get a whole of of weather, hot cold, wet, dry, all crazy.

Glad you had some company to keep you less crazy.

S

Poor takgoti :( I keep imagining you like this: http://catmacros.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/it_are_snow_cat.jpg

LENA

Awww…it’s ok. You stay safe and warm inside. If you aren’t opposed to it, adding some milk and sugar to this one is pretty tasty.

takgoti

@Jillian Oh, I have! Trust. Broke out some boots that were made for stomping. Even went sledding with the kids the other day. It’s just not the same! http://bit.ly/c1CgFN

@Dan Haha! I think that this article hilariously sums up how well we deal with snow. http://bit.ly/a5lDYm

@Heyes Haha, Steepsterites, Steepers, Steeps, Steepsters…I think they all work! Maybe we can start four very confusingly named gangs. When you’re a Steep, you’re a Steep all the way. And the New England weather is exactly why I’m not planning on moving any farther North than here. And it gets too muggy for me in the South. Guess I’ll have to go out West! OH WELL!

@Shanti HAHAHA you just got my giggle of the day.

takgoti

@LENA Thanks, I’ll do that! Maybe I’ll do that now, actually.

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S

Sorry about the weather! For some reason, Cambridge hasn’t been hit at all, except for a little rain yesterday.

sophistre

Oooh, hooray for photos with punchy colors! The palettes in your shots are always such eye candy. Hope you get a chance to wander out of the cave soon though!

takgoti

@TeaEqualsBliss Doing my best!

@Shanti Yeah, it’s pretty, but a bit of a bummer as the plows are too tied up to do a lot of the residential areas. Too much snow – no place to put it! Government’s been shut down a few days…craziness.

@sophistre Thanks so much! I like color, so I usually end up overcompensating a tad in post-processing. Hee. I hope I get to escape, too, for the sake of my dwindling mental health!

Jillian

Oh noes, it snows! Just break out some boots and a thick coat and go out for a walk, girl! ;P

Dan

I know what your going through. Here in Maine we have had many storms like you have experienced over the past week. Stay in and drink more tea. We didn’t get any snow at all from the storms and we are equipped to deal with it. Go figure.

Heyes

(I was calling us “Steepers”)
Now you begin to learn why New Englanders are crazy, grouchy, and hospitably in the strangest of ways. We get a whole of of weather, hot cold, wet, dry, all crazy.

Glad you had some company to keep you less crazy.

S

Poor takgoti :( I keep imagining you like this: http://catmacros.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/it_are_snow_cat.jpg

LENA

Awww…it’s ok. You stay safe and warm inside. If you aren’t opposed to it, adding some milk and sugar to this one is pretty tasty.

takgoti

@Jillian Oh, I have! Trust. Broke out some boots that were made for stomping. Even went sledding with the kids the other day. It’s just not the same! http://bit.ly/c1CgFN

@Dan Haha! I think that this article hilariously sums up how well we deal with snow. http://bit.ly/a5lDYm

@Heyes Haha, Steepsterites, Steepers, Steeps, Steepsters…I think they all work! Maybe we can start four very confusingly named gangs. When you’re a Steep, you’re a Steep all the way. And the New England weather is exactly why I’m not planning on moving any farther North than here. And it gets too muggy for me in the South. Guess I’ll have to go out West! OH WELL!

@Shanti HAHAHA you just got my giggle of the day.

takgoti

@LENA Thanks, I’ll do that! Maybe I’ll do that now, actually.

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